Village of Spring Valley, NY
Rockland County
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§ 249-19
Authority of Police Department to suspend parking regulations. 

§ 249-20
Parking of unlicensed and commercial vehicles prohibited.  

§ 249-21
Parking restrictions on unpaved public or private property.  

§ 249-22
Parking restrictions in front of driveways and entrances. 

§ 249-23
Prohibited parking on designated streets. 

§ 249-24
Limited parking on designated streets. 

§ 249-25
Loading zones. 

§ 249-26
Safety zones and bus, cab or taxicab stands. 

§ 249-27
Angle parking. 

§ 249-28
Parking or standing.  

§ 249-29
Enforcement.  

§ 249-29.1
Prohibited parking. 

§ 249-30
Fines for parking violations.  

§ 249-31
Penalties for failure to answer parking summonses.  

§ 249-19 Authority of Police Department to suspend parking regulations.

The Police Department, in an emergency, without express resolution of the Board of Trustees, is authorized to suspend, alter, modify or vary the provisions of this Article and to establish new regulations when, in the judgment of the Chief of Police, the same becomes necessary or desirable for the convenience, safety and protection of the inhabitants of the village.

§ 249-20 Parking of unlicensed and commercial vehicles prohibited.

[Amended 8-5-1980 by L.L. No. 5-1980; 1-22-1991 by L.L. No. 1-1991; 6-11-1991 by L.L. No. 4-1991]
A. 

The parking of unregistered automobiles or commercial vehicles, except when loading or unloading, upon any public street in the Village of Spring Valley is hereby prohibited.

[Amended 7-22-2003 by L.L. No. 2-2003]

B. 

Definitions. As used in this section, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:

COMMERCIAL VEHICLE
A motor vehicle or combination of vehicles used to transport property or persons for business purposes:
(1) 

Which has an unladen weight in excess of 7,000 pounds, being the weight of the vehicle only;

(2) 

Designed or used to transport 10 or more passengers, including the driver;

(3) 

Which shall display a trade name, advertising or other indication that said vehicle is being used for commercial purposes; or

(4) 

Which is designed or used to transport hazardous or noxious materials or substances.

HAZARDOUS
Material such as explosives, flammable liquids, etc., which can cause risk, danger or peril to the public safety or have destructive effects on objects.
NOXIOUS
Substances or material offensive to the smell or harmful to the skin which can cause injury, disease or is detrimental to the health or safety of the public.
C. 

For the purpose of this section, a commercial vehicle shall also include a house trailer, cab or tractor of a tractor-trailer unit, tractors, rollers, cranes, power shovels or any vehicle used in the construction trade, snowplows, road sweepers, sand spreaders, tank trailers, motor homes and buses.

D. 

The following shall not be considered to be commercial vehicles:

(1) 

A personal use vehicle, altered or constructed, to be used for pleasure or recreational purposes to transport family members, friends or possessions by the operator for nonbusiness purposes.

(2) 

Vehicles belonging to the Village of Spring Valley and used in the course of village business.

(3) 

Taxicabs.

(4) 

A vehicle used in the maintenance of a condominium, cooperative or apartment complex having six or more units.

Editor's Note: Original Sec. 249-50, Limitations on hours vehicles to remain parked, which immediately followed this section, was repealed 8-5-1980 by L.L. No. 5-1980.

§ 249-21 Parking restrictions on unpaved public or private property.

[Added 7-12-1988 by L.L. No. 19-1988]

No vehicle shall be parked or stopped on any unpaved portion of any public or private property within the Village of Spring Valley except in the case of an emergency.

Editor's Note: Original Sec. 11-51, Parking restrictions on public streets during certain times of the year, as amended 3-12-1979 by L.L. No. 2-1979 and 6-5-1984 by L.L. No. 3-1984, which immediately followed this section, was repealed 3-8-1994 by L.L. No. 4-1994.

§ 249-22 Parking restrictions in front of driveways and entrances.

No vehicle shall be stopped or parked in front of any private driveway or in front of or within five feet measured along the curb of the entrance to any theater, auditorium, church or other public building or any fire house, except for such reasonable time as may be necessary for taking on or discharging passengers or merchandise.

§ 249-23 Prohibited parking on designated streets.

A. 

Designation. The Board of Trustees shall have the authority to designate streets or parts of streets where parking is prohibited and shall cause such streets or parts of streets to be marked by suitable signs or other devices.

Editor's Note: The schedule of streets where parking is prohibited is on file in the village offices.

B. 

Effect. When such streets or parts of streets are established as areas where parking is prohibited, as provided in Subsection A, it shall be unlawful for any person to stop, stand or park a vehicle upon such street in violation of such prohibition.

§ 249-24 Limited parking on designated streets.

A. 

Designation. The Board of Trustees shall have the authority to designate streets or parts of streets where parking time limits have been established and shall cause such streets or parts of streets to be marked by suitable signs or other devices indicating the parking time limits and the periods when such time limits shall be in effect.

Editor's Note: The schedule of streets where parking is limited is on file in the village offices.

B. 

Effect. When parking time limits are established for a part of a public street, highway or public parking area and such places are appropriately signposted or marked to indicate the parking time limit, it shall be unlawful for any person to park or leave standing any vehicle upon such public street, highway or public parking area in violation of such parking time limit.

C. 

Pursuant to Subsection A hereof:

[Added 7-22-2003 by L.L. No. 2-2003]

(1) 

The Board of Trustees hereby designates Main Street from Route 59 to Maple Avenue as a no parking zone for taxicabs, whether on or off duty. It shall be unlawful for taxicabs to stand, stop or park in this zone other than to load or discharge passengers, except where specifically permitted.

(2) 

Signs shall be posted in the areas on Main Street from Route 59 to Maple Avenue designating where taxicabs may stand, stop or park as indicated.

(3) 

The Spring Valley Police Department or Spring Valley Parking and Traffic Enforcement personnel shall have the right to cause any taxicab which stands, stops or parks on Main Street from Route 59 to Maple Avenue in violation of this section to be towed at the expense of the owner and/or operator.

§ 249-25 Loading zones.

A. 

Designation. The Board of Trustees shall have the authority to designate streets or parts of streets as loading zones and shall cause such areas to be marked by suitable signs or other devices.

Editor's Note: The schedule of loading zones is on file in the Village offices.

B. 

Effect. No person shall park or leave standing any vehicle within a space designated as a loading zone and suitably marked as such, except for the exclusive purpose of loading and unloading.

§ 249-26 Safety zones and bus, cab or taxicab stands.

A. 

Designation. Pursuant to the Vehicle and Traffic Law, the Board of Trustees is hereby authorized to designate safety zones and bus, cab or taxicab stands in the public streets or highways of the Village and in parking areas either owned, operated or controlled by the Village and to limit or prohibit parking in spaces and zones in said streets, highways and parking areas and to cause such zones, spaces and stands to be marked and indicated by suitable signs.

Editor's Note: The schedules of safety zones and bus, cab or taxicab stands are on file in the Village offices.

B. 

Signs for bus stops. Spaces specified as parking and stopping places for buses shall be marked and indicated by suitable stationary and portable signs indicating the location and extent of such places so reserved.

C. 

Effect. No person shall park or leave standing any automobile or other vehicle, except a bus within a space designated as a bus stop and except a taxicab within a space designated as a taxicab stand and suitably marked as such within the Village.

§ 249-27 Angle parking.

[Amended 4-11-1995 by L.L. No. 1-1995]

No person shall park a vehicle upon any of the streets or parts thereof described in the angle parking schedule except at the angle designated.

Editor's Note: The angle parking schedule is on file in the Village offices.

§ 249-28 Parking or standing.

[Added 5-11-1993 by L.L. No. 4-1993]

No person shall park a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except momentarily, to pick up or discharge a passenger within 15 feet of a crosswalk or within 15 feet of any flashing signal, stop or yield sign or traffic control device located at the side of a roadway, except as otherwise indicated.

§ 249-29 Enforcement.

[Added 4-5-1977 by L.L. No. 2-1977]
A. 

Police officers shall issue summonses to the owner or driver of each vehicle which is parked in violation of this article by handing the summons to the offender or attaching the same to the vehicle.

B. 

The Chief of Police may designate any code enforcement officer or parking enforcement officer of the Village of Spring Valley to issue summonses for violations of this article in the same manner as provided in Subsection A of this section.

[Amended 8-16-1977 by L.L. No. 7-1977; 9-20-2003 by L.L. No. 5-2003
Editor's Note: Former Subsection C, providing for the designation of other employees to issue summonses, added 1-26-1982 by L.L. No. 2-1982, which followed this subsection, was repealed 9-20-2003 by L.L. No. 5-2003. Original Article V, Parking Meters, Secs. 11-69 through 11-83, which immediately followed this section, were deleted 4-11-1995 by L.L. No. 1-1995.
]

§ 249-29.1 Prohibited parking.

[Added 10-15-2009 by L.L. No. 5-2009]

The following types of parking are prohibited on streets within the Village:

A. 

Parking in any space designated for handicapped parking, unless the parked vehicle is authorized to use such a space by the State of New York or any subdivision thereof.

B. 

Parking in any space designated as a fire zone.

C. 

Parking within 15 feet of any fire hydrant.

D. 

Where parking meters exist, leaving a vehicle parked after the metered time has elapsed.

E. 

Double parking.

F. 

Otherwise parking in any space where signage or other visible indications prohibit such parking;

G. 

Parking in a municipal lot without a permit.

§ 249-30 Fines for parking violations.

[Added 8-11-1987 by L.L. No. 14-1987; amended 4-11-1995 by L.L. No. 1-1995; 10-15-2009 by L.L. No. 5-2009]

Every person convicted of a parking violation of any provision under this chapter shall be punishable for that violation by a fine as hereinafter set forth.

A. 

Parking in a handicapped parking zone: $95.

B. 

Parking in a fire zone: $95.

C. 

Parking within 15 feet of a fire hydrant: $95.

D. 

Overtime parking: $50.

E. 

Double parking: $50.

F. 

Prohibited parking: $50.

G. 

Parking in a municipal lot without a permit: $50

§ 249-31 Penalties for failure to answer parking summonses.

[Added 8-11-1987 by L.L. No. 14-1987]
A. 

The summons issued shall state the type of violation, the date, the time and the location that the summons is returnable. The summons shall permit the disposition of the ticket, in person or by mail, and shall advise of additional proceedings in the event that said summons is not answered.

B. 

All parking summonses shall be subject to an additional penalty of $10 if not answered by the return date on the summons.

C. 

In addition, a further penalty of $10 shall be assessed if said summons is not answered within 15 days after the return date on said summons.

D. 

In addition, a further penalty of $10 shall be assessed if said summons is not answered within 30 days after the return date of said summons.

Editor's Note: Original Article VI, Abandoned and Illegally Parked Vehicles, as amended 8-5-1980 by L.L. No. 5-1980, which immediately followed this Article, was superseded 8-11-1987 by L.L. No. 11-1987. See now Ch. 244, Vehicles, Abandoned.